Dyslexia Friendly

Dyslexia Friendly

Increases readability of websites by changing to easier-to-read fonts and adding visual enhancements

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What is Dyslexia Friendly?

'Dyslexia Friendly' is a Google Chrome extension designed to assist people with dyslexia. It changes website fonts to easier-to-read ones like OpenDyslexic or Comic Sans. The extension also differentiates paragraphs with alternating background colors and includes a reading ruler that follows the mouse cursor for an enhanced viewing experience. User preferences are customizable, and the open-source code can be found online.

Merlin
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By: javoire
Users: 11,585
Rating: 4.18 (22)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2022-03-03)
Creation date: 2019-12-22
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • background
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
  • webNavigation
Size: 705.54K
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Summary

A simple-to-use open source dyslexia reader helper extension.

Features: ✔ Change the font on websites to either OpenDyslexic or Comic Sans. ✔ Contrast between paragraphs of text is enhanced with different background color for even and odd paragraphs. ✔ Reading-ruler following the mouse cursor.

The above settings can be be configured to preference.

Feel free to leave a comment about your experience and how this could be further improved.

This extension is open-source and the source code can be found at: https://github.com/javoire/dyslexia-friendly

User reviews
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Pros
  • The ruler feature is very helpful and widely appreciated.
  • Simple and clean implementation on websites, easy to use.
  • Open Dyslexic font helps users with dyslexia read more easily.
Cons
  • High contrast mode can cause issues with dark mode websites, creating readability problems.
  • Lack of customization options, such as changing the color of the ruler or the ability to make the text bold.
  • Extension can cause long loading times for pages and may not work well with some sites like Facebook or Twitter.
Most mentioned
  • The extension is useful and easy to use for those who struggle with reading due to dyslexia.
  • Desire for more customization options for the font and ruler (color, boldness, toggling features).
  • Issues with high contrast mode conflicting with websites' dark mode and problems on certain websites like Twitter.
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Safety
Risk impact

Dyslexia Friendly is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Dyslexia Friendly if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Dyslexia Friendly has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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